Faculty from the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), and national and state partners collaboratively propose to dramatically alter the ways in which teachers are developed throughout their professional careers by co-constructing, implementing, researching, and disseminating an Enhanced Partnership Model.
The model is designed to recruit, prepare, and sustain highly-effective teachers with specific foci in mathematics and disciplinary literacy to differentiate instruction for students with diverse learning needs in High-Need Schools (HNS).
Ongoing collaborative efforts will ensure project services are personalized, job-embedded, and practice-changing for prospective teachers, supervising teachers, instructional coaches, and Professors in Residence.
By partnering with our local schools and community, we will be able to reach our key goals of:
Retain and continuously develop teachers in HNS throughout their careers including program completion, induction into the profession, and career development and enhancement through sustained support and mentorship.
Develop, pilot, implement, rigorously evaluate, and disseminate an Enhanced Preparation Model focused on the implementation of evidence-based instruction and interventions in mathematics and disciplinary literacy by both prospective and supervising teachers to improve outcomes for students with diverse learning needs in HNS.
Recruit teacher candidates, clinical supervisors, and instructional coaches to increase diversity in the educator workforce and become highly effective teachers in mathematics for students with diverse learning needs and disabilities.